has been a researcher and academic for 30 years. She is currently based at the Department of International Relations of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. She has served as advisor to the Mexican, Japanese and Canadian governments in areas such as international security, national security, regionalization, human security, and soft power. She heads the Olof Palme Center of Analysis and Research in Peace, Security and Development in Mexico City.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.